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Morris County Shoplifting Suspect Fire Shots at Police in Getaway Attempt

By rlsmetro on

UPDATE 12:45 pm: The Attorney General’s Office has confirmed that the suspect is dead.

A suspect attempting to get away from a shoplifting incident in Morris County fired shots at police in a Bloomingdale (Passaic Couunty) neighborhood Thursday morning.

Police said the incident unfolded at around 9:30 a.m. as police attempted to stop a vehicle wanted in connection with suspected shoplifting in New Jersey.

Police say the suspect sped away and less them on a chase that ended on Mathews Drive near Pleasant View Avenue.

Four shots were fired into the windshield of an SUV and at least nine shots were fired into the front driver's side window of a Riverdale police cruiser.

The suspect was transported to the hospital suffering unspecified injuries but it is not confirmed if any of the bullets struck him.

The injured officer was taken to Chilton Medical Center in Pequannock with minor injuries authorities said.